Oct 27, 2015
UTL researcher Nikos Katsikis recently presented our ongoing research on visualizing planetary urbanization to a workshop of Italian researchers with similar interests in the Milano Politecnico Department of Architecture and Urban Studies. The session was organized by our colleagues, Professor Paolo Perulli and Professor Valeria Fedeli, and was meant to facilitate an exchange of ideas between the UTL and varous researchers engaged in a project on ‘Postmetropolitan Territories and emergent urban forms’, a collaboration between eight Italian universities (Politecnico di Milano, IUAV di Venezia, Politecnico di Torino, Università di Firenze, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Università di Palermo, Università di Napoli Federico II, Università del Piemonte Orientale). Nikos’ presentation addressed the metageographical frameworks behind the construction of geospatial data, their limitations and their potentials. The Italian team presented their ongoing research for an online ‘Postmetropolitan Atlas’ of Italy that compiles and maps numerous indicators of urbanization.